Adaptive Personalized Learning Environment (APLE) to Support Self-Regulation and Domain Competencies in (Distance) Higher Education

The project is part of the research cluster D²L² "Digitalization, Diversity and Lifelong Learning - Consequences for Higher Education" at the FernUniversität in Hagen and jointly carried out by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörg M. Haake and Prof. Dr. Claudia de Witt (Project lead Haake, Deputy lead: de Witt)

Project duration: September 2018 –August 2021

The main goal of the project is to explore the design and use of an adaptive personalized learning environment (APLE) in (distance) higher education to improve both students’ personal educational success in relation to domain competency as well as their personal self-regulation competencies. Current technologies such as learning analytics and data mining will be used to generate recommendations for relevant next steps and learning materials, to encourage students to reflect on and be conscious of their own learning processes, to support social learning, and to raise awareness of individual learning behavior and address possible learning difficulties. This will be accomplished primarily by presenting visualizations of immediate individual feedback via a Learning Analytics Dashboard (LAD) and adaptive integrated prompts. Through further reflective support, students will achieve a consciousness of their own learning progress, development, and processes as well as potential courses of action. Personalized prompts will support the implementation of learning plans. The project cooperates for this purpose with the FernUniversität’s Center for Media and IT (ZMI).

Research Team Members

Technical Director